Villa Los Almácigos

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Villa Los Almácigos
Los Almácigos
Municipality
Villa Los Almácigos is located in Dominican Republic
Villa Los Almácigos
Coordinates: 19°24′30″N 71°26′30″W / 19.40833°N 71.44167°W / 19.40833; -71.44167Coordinates: 19°24′30″N 71°26′30″W / 19.40833°N 71.44167°W / 19.40833; -71.44167
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Santiago Rodríguez
Area[1]
 • Total 205.06 km2 (79.17 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 11,183
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Urban 3,975
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) AST (UTC-4)
Distance 11 km (6.8 mi) to Sabaneta

Villa Los Almácigos is a city and municipality of the Santiago Rodríguez province, in northwestern Dominican Republic. The municipality is on the northern side of the Cordillera Central mountain range, west of Sabaneta.

Population[change | change source]

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 11,183: 6,023 men and 5,160 women. The urban population was 35.55% of the total population.[2]

History[change | change source]

On 6 March 1863, there was a meeting in this town of the leaders of the Restoration War against Spain. The Dominicans had lost the first battles and in this meeting they decided to stop the fight for a moment and they went to Haiti to prepare for the next battles.

In 1937, it was named Villa Generalísimo in honor of the dictator Trujillo but in 1962 the town got again its old name.

Villa Los Almácigos was elevated to the category of municipal district of San Ignacio de Sabaneta by the law 659 of 2 May, 1974. It is municipality since 19 September, 1996.

Economy[change | change source]

The main economic activity of the municipality is farming.

References[change | change source]

  1. Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (in Spanish) (PDF). http://censo2010.one.gob.do/resultados/Resumen_resultados_generales_censo_2010.pdf. Retrieved 2013-1-29.